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Re: svn version subcommand

From: Bill Soudan <bill_at_soudan.net>
Date: 2004-07-30 06:56:53 CEST

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, Greg Hudson wrote:

> > I am +1 on this, if and only if, before 1.2.0, "svn version URL" also shows
> > the server version.
> >
> > CVS has this feature and it is sometimes helpful.
>
> We could do this with svn --version --foo=URL for some value of foo. I
> didn't see any consideration of that and other options, just an
> immediate leap from "we want this functionality" to "new subcommand".
>
> But I'm willing to clarify my vote to -0 based on the new (to me)
> arguments that CVS has the subcommand and that it's hard to find the
> --version functionality in the help output when it's not a subcommand.

As a user, my first thought after reading the email was 'why don't they
just put that in the output of svn info?' After consulting the SVN book,
it appears the intention is for the info command to be client side only.
However, I think it makes sense to extend it to support the concept of
displaying information about a server as well.

So, how about:

svn info --server: info regarding server for current wc
svn info --server=URL: info regarding server at URL

I don't like 'svn version' at all, either. Version of what?

Bill

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